The Rogers Gang

Members of the Rogers family have devoted every football season to volunteering for the Booneville Bearcats and the Booneville Public Schools. A tradition was born and kept in 1953 when Noble Rogers started volunteering on the chain gang. Since then for every home game on Thursday and Friday nights for the past 60 years there have been members of the Rogers family volunteering at Bearcat stadium. The family was recognized for their tireless efforts during halftime of Friday’s game against Dover as high school principal/athletic director Michael Johnson presented a plaque to Noble Rogers. Through the years more members of the Rogers family have volunteered as well. Some have quit and others have passed away or moved away. In 1990 Noble Rogers started volunteering in the press box and let the "younger ones" run up and down the sidelines. Eric Rogers (left) has been doing the chains for over 23 years. Also pictured is Charlie Rogers.